“QUIKRETE FastSet Concrete Mix had the right setup time with the traffic control constraints and the phasing of the project,” said Jay Cano, project manager for dbA Construction. The product achieves 3,000 psi in three hours and 7,000 psi in 28 days, and provides 20 to 30 minutes working time for mixing, placing and finishing operations. The fast setting, high early strength concrete mix is designed to build or repair sidewalks, driveways, highways, bridge decks, parking lots and floors. It has less shrinkage than ordinary portland cement concrete, and the mix is available with an integral corrosion inhibitor.
Crews were able to keep lane closures to a minimum, ensuring traffic flowed through Winslow while the roadwork was completed. Of course, the location also added to the overall uniqueness of the project. “Working on Route 66 and getting to see all the tourists coming to stand on the corner of Winslow certainly made this project unique,” Cano said.
Additional reporting by Rebecca Wasieleski and Kimberley Schmitt